“Your Word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path” Psalm 119:105 (ESV)
“For it is you who light my lamp; the Lord my God lightens my darkness…this God—his way is perfect; the word of the Lord proves true; he is a shield for all those who take refuge in him.” Psalm 18:28, 30 (ESV)
“Trust in the Lord, and do good; dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness.
Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.
Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him, and he will act.
He will bring forth your righteousness as the light, and your justice as the noonday.
Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him; fret not yourself over the one who prospers in his way, over the man who carries out evil devices!
Refrain from anger, and forsake wrath! Fret not yourself; it tends only to evil.
The steps of a man are established by the Lord, when he delights in his way; though he fall, he shall not be cast headlong, for the Lord upholds his hand.”
Psalm 37: 3-: 23-24 (ESV)
“Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord!” Psalm 27:14 (ESV).
We’ve all been through dark times. Some reading this are in dark times right now. You know the kind of dark times that aren’t quite depression, but you feel confused and lack clarity or direction. This confused state is often more stressful than periods of your life where you are certain of the cause due to extraneous factors. Maybe you’re grappling with a decision of epic proportions and the answer isn’t clear. Perhaps you want the answer to be one thing so badly that you try to reason with yourself an answer that God hasn’t given you.
One of the things I’ve been learning and re-learning is that while God is faithful, His answers to similar situations you’ve experienced before are not always the same. Let me explain what I mean by asking an age old question, one that is asked throughout the believer’s life: how do I discern the will of God for me in XYZ situation? Obviously there are truths here that will never change such as the faithfulness of God to answer you when you cry out this question. But, what might change is His response to you. Sometimes it’s change a course or direction for your life and sometimes it’s the continue on the path He’s chosen for you. These answers are not always written in the sky, but He does promise to “light the path of darkness.”
Here’s what I know:
“Intergenerational Worship” is worship in which people of every age are understood to be equally important.